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A lecture from Dr. Tarek Mansour on Muslim-Christian relations in the Middle East.
Lara Gibson participated in the CAWU-Heliopolis University summer school between June 27 and July 6, 2018, and interned with our center between July 8 and October 4, 2018. Lara studied Arabic language and culture at Durham University, UK.
Maria Kicha is a Russian writer, a PhD in Law, a historian, and traveler. Apart from teaching at Russian State University of Justice, research of the Middle East is her key occupation. Even though she does not usually refer to herself as an Oriental Studies specialist, Maria is the author of three...
Al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ outlines the press conference held by Saudi Arabia to announce the details of the Hajj [Ḥajj] pilgrimage season this year.
Al- Da’wah al- Salafia continues its confrontation with the Ministry of Endowments. 
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, Mufti of Egypt, denounced ISIS’ demolition and desecration of the shrines of the prophets in Iraq, the most recent of which was the demolition of the tomb of the Prophet Yūnis. He stated that this is an assault on the sanctity of the prophets. 
 The Grand Mufti of Egypt Doctor Shawqī ‘Allām affirmed in a meeting with Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Sudais, the Imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the importance of Egypt and Saudi Arabia to security and stability in the Middle East, describing them as the ‘backbone’ of the region and praising...
  The American Islamic Summit, hosted in the Saudi Arabian capital, coincided with the final football match in the Islamic Solidarity Games hosted by Azerbaijan. 
In an opinion article published by Civic Egypt, Rāghib Al- Rikābī wrote about the difference between Islam during the early Islamic period of Mecca and the Islamic experience witnessed after the hijra, or emigration; the date of this event marks the beginning of the Muslim calendar. 
Background: Father Christiaan van Nispen tot Sevenaer (15.3.1938 – 12.5.2016) was a Jesuit priest and had been in Egypt since 1962. Van Nispen had a PhD in Islam which he received in Serbonne, Paris. Besides his PhD, he also studied Philosphy and Islam and had been active in the formation within...


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